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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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The Vixen Chocolate Chili BockThe Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock

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BA SCORE
84
good

544 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-27-2011)
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-10-2012 21:40:27 | More by Brewsed
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hays99

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-10-2012 17:02:07 | More by hays99
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-09-2012 00:24:19 | More by daverdave
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a black body with an initially lofty, though soon settling, khaki head.

Smell: Barley malt toasted and roasted and paired up with a fair portion of dear old chocolate, tiny bits of dark fruit, a near-forgotten cinnamon stick, and a faintly smoke-addled chipotle pepper.

Taste: Toasted, caramelly, and coffee-accented malts glazed in a firm coating of sweet chocolate. A little raisin and date tucked deep into the various tastes. Earthy chilies, initially quite mild and inconsequential, though the heat is very slowly accumulating and gaining traction with the spicy cinnamon. Though it's quite a departure, the elements of the base style are still present. Lightly warming, sweetish, chocolaty finish. Chipotle and a little bit of alcohol lingering in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth, lightly velvety mouthfeel.

Overall: Seems to be the Chocolate Bock given a boost and an addition of chilies, cinnamon, and love. I'm down for that.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 05:32:22 | More by ChainGangGuy
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +35.1%

02-07-2012 10:20:56 | More by bigbeers84
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-06-2012 22:36:37 | More by Goldfishman
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for splitting this bottle with me.

Pours a deep, dark brown that borders on black with a thin layer of soft, off white head that has little retention. The nose has an odd powdery character to it with notes of cocoa powder and chili powder. The lager yeast is also noticeable. The flavor is much the same; a little chocolate reminiscent of cocoa powder, a little spice reminiscent of chili powder, and a distinct lagery, yeasty finish. The bottles promises a bity, spicy finish, but there isn't one in my opinion. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is a little dry.

I'm glad I got to try this but I'm not sure I would have it again. The powdery characteristics in my opinion detracted from the overall balance and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 09:31:57 | More by tdm168
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is dominated by chocolate. Taste is chocolate, some chili spicyness, very rich and flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 16:22:10 | More by tone77
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black with red brown tones at the edges. Two finger fine to medium light tan head dissipates quickly to a film with lacing on the sides. Very faint aroma of dark malt and chocolate. Flavor is interesting, dark malt dominated by chocolate and a hint of vanilla The chilies appear in the finish and work quite nicely, making an interesting flavor progression. Medium bodied with a nice play between the chili and the carbonation for a peppery mouthfeel. I like this one quite a bit. Interesting ad tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 04:39:45 | More by LiquidAmber
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alkemy

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of the bomber…

A- It’s a dark mahogany brown tone with a big tan head…I poured it pretty quickly hoping to open it up.

S- Smelled of cocoa powder and sweet, burnt sugar, and a bit of cinnamon with the slightest hint of soy. No pepper on the nose for me.

T- Taste is lacking. I was really hoping for some chili pepper, but it wasn’t there. It’s a stretch, but I got a very slight warmth on the way down…probably more alcohol than chili. Cocoa is there. This could have been so much better.

M- A little more than light bodied. Way thinner than expected.

D- This is fairly drinkable, but my expectations were such that I had trouble polishing it off as I expected. Great idea, but flavors need to be much bolder.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 01:36:24 | More by alkemy
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-04-2012 00:24:46 | More by jaidenjb
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mkondor8

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-03-2012 01:42:16 | More by mkondor8
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rsant

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-02-2012 04:10:37 | More by rsant
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areich6

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-01-2012 17:47:37 | More by areich6
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pschul4

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 220z bottle into pint glass. Been curious to try this one for a while

A- Dark brown with 1/2" head. I didnt know what to expect from the look but it certainly looks "bock-ish"

S- Smells like a bock with a little extra sucrose. Not picking up much chocolate or chili

T- Definitely pick up some chocolate malts in the taste but nothing drastic. Where's the chili? It's a sweet brew but not necessarily in a good way. Some stronger chili notes would do wonders for this "chili bock"

M- Low carbonation, quite a pleasent mouthfeel as it coats but doesn't linger

O- Bad? No, but not what I was expecting. Glad to try it but won't buy again

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 03:39:20 | More by pschul4
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TaySuth

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-31-2012 01:03:03 | More by TaySuth
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jdougherty

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-30-2012 07:29:42 | More by jdougherty
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-30-2012 02:38:39 | More by jfcaa193
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RandyKemka

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2012 19:24:35 | More by RandyKemka
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StoicBeast

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2012 09:46:24 | More by StoicBeast
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-28-2012 05:27:30 | More by lilnicky068
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-28-2012 04:10:03 | More by SFC21
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Mappies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-26-2012 05:34:38 | More by Mappies
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exodus1369

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting beer. Nice dark color good head. Very nice poor. The smell was a bit faint. I did pick up a bit of chocolate and a very slight hint of chili. The taste was good. Not what I was expecting but good. I was thinking more robust, but it was a very good blend of sweet and spicy, a but on the subtle side but over all good. From the complexity and verity of flavors the palate has its work cut out for it. Over all a little light on the taste but for what it is not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 04:20:56 | More by exodus1369
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into stout style glass at about 40... warming to mid-50's during review.

Pours with about 2F worth of tightly-wound tan head over a deep brown body with cherry edges. No real lacing... could be the glass.

Full aroma - Rich, sweet chocolate with a healthy dose of cinnamon and touch of pepper heat. Spicey and intriguing.

No doubt the most flavorful Bock I've ever had. The cinnamon is very evident. Chocolate mellows out compared w/the aroma, but is still there. Touch of dark, sweet fruit. Some oats, too.

Mouthfeel was pretty good - had to keep reminding myself that this is a Bock, and not an imperial stout. Comparitively to the style, it's above average. Fairly sharp carbonation.

This one snuck up on me - I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Major kudos to Sam Adams for making such a unique/original/fun beer ... I expect this type of thing from DFH, not SA.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:46:17 | More by BeerImmediately
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.